Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has broken his silence on a persistent rumour that he soiled himself in a McDonald’s restaurant more than 20 years ago, insisting Thursday it was “utter rubbish".
Social media users have long bandied about a tale that the now-leader soiled himself at the fast-food outlet in suburban Sydney after watching his favourite rugby league team, the Cronulla Sharks, lose the grand final in 1997.
While being interviewed on a breakfast radio show about his conservative government’s coronavirus response, Morrison abruptly decided to squash the rumour - which has turned “Engadine Maccas" into internet folklore.
“Hey, can I clear up one thing with you guys from ages ago?" he asked the KIIS 1065 radio hosts, who confirmed he was preparing to discuss defecation.
“It is the biggest urban myth ever, it never happened. It is complete and utter rubbish," Morrison said.
“I found the whole thing incredibly amusing, and we’ve always joked about it… as I’ve driven past it on occasion, do you wanna pop in for a Big Mac?"
Morrison went on to insist again that the story was false.
“Some of the funniest yarns are the ones that aren’t true, and that’s one of them."
McDonald’s has recently been trending on social media quite a few times for various reasons. Earlier this month, a US woman was arrested while ordering food at McDonald’s. Thinking that she had escaped successfully from the police, the woman stopped by to order food at the drive-thru facility but just then she was nabbed. This chase story started at 8:45 a.m. on July 6 in Worcester, Massachusetts after officers got a 911 call about a pick truck being stolen.
Last month a McDonald’s employee’s legendary resignation style won praises on social media. The said McDonald’s employee, who worked in the fast-food chain’s restaurant in Louisville in Kentucky, US, didn’t hold back their true feelings and left an honest note at a drive-thru for customers and co-workers. The note read that the restaurant was closed because the employee was quitting while adding that they hated their job. The straightforward message was shared by a customer on Twitter, which later went viral.
(With Inputs from AFP)